Camden fire evacuation exposes folly of Dalby Street scheme

On Sunday, after the Great Camden Market Fire, the wonderful and special help offered by Talacre sports and community centre to fire victims became apparent. It was claimed 100 emergency beds were available at the immensely popular sports centre soon to

On Sunday, after the Great Camden Market Fire, the wonderful and special help offered by Talacre sports and community centre to fire victims became apparent.

It was claimed 100 emergency beds were available at the immensely popular sports centre soon to be made only accessible by the very questionable marshal managed private New Dalby Street scheme.

On Monday, outside the approach to the sports centre, a 24 bus was 'decapitated' under the railway arch on Prince of Wales Road.

This is just where Camden plans to narrow the road as a part of the same madcap road scheme. Thankfully, passenger injuries were less than they might have been.

What more need happen before our council abandons the New Dalby Street scheme as an unacceptable threat to the public good?

At the recent four-day Dalby Street Public Inquiry, Camden mysteriously chose to keep secret the emergency role of the sports centre - why should emergency public facilities depend upon what in future would be a privately managed road?

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Peter Cuming

Talacre Road, NW5